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Just yesterday, we posted about Bryan Seely, a man willing to speak about the copious manipulation of Google Maps that’s seriously affecting small businesses. Seely had since spoken about a more dire vulnerability in Google Maps, which allowed him to tap calls to the FBI and Secret Service. Turns out, the FBI and Secret Service get some quite mundane calls.
When you’re not having crazy Google Glass sex, maybe you’d like to go see a movie. Movies are fun! But beware — if you wear your Glass, you might find yourself with an unexpected date. Specifically an FBI agent and 5-10 cronies.
As of this morning, the FBI had managed to seize 144,000 bitcoins from Silk Road’s founder. Worth some $US28.5 million in current exchange rates, that’s the largest ever seizure of the cryptocurrency. But based on the Bitcoin trail uncovered in recent weeks, over $US50 million could still be missing.
Ross Ulbricht’s arrest last week included an FBI seizure of about 26,000 Bitcoins. But you can’t just stick Bitcoins under your mattress. Even if you’re the FBI they have to be in a wallet somewhere. And people know where. Internet denizens found the wallet and have been contributing tiny sums, we’re talking 0.00000001 BTC here, so they can leave public notes expressing a range of . . . feelings.